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Company: Anchorage School District
Job Title: Health Treatment Nurses
Job Category: Healthcare/Physician/Nursing
Job description:  
Job Summary
The Health Treatment Nurse assesses and assists in providing for health and nursing needs of Anchorage School District students. The position has a retirement association with the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) and is represented by the Anchorage Council of Education bargaining unit.

Job Requirements
The following are required: 1.Graduation from a nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing.
2.State of Alaska registered nurse license and current CPR certification.
3.Must be able to apply the standards of clinical nursing practice as the basis for accountability and direction. The standards of care include assessment, nursing diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
4.Must be able to apply a clinical knowledge base for decision-making in nursing and intervene in serious situations that arise suddenly and threaten the life or welfare of a student.
5.Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, and staff.
6.Must be able to use effective expressive and receptive verbal skills, reflective of both articulate speech and good listening skills.

The following is preferred: 1.Two years of experience as a registered nurse.

Essential Job Functions 1.Assesses, collects, validates, and documents data to identify health needs of students with disabilities.
2.Analyzes the assessment data to facilitate the development of a plan of care.
3.Collaborates with the school nurse, classroom teacher, parents, and physician to develop an individualized plan of care.
4.Reviews the medical order or directive for safe implementation of the medical regimen at school.
5.Accountable for nursing care provided and evaluates effectiveness of nursing actions to revise the health plan as needed.
6.Administers medication and treatments as prescribed by a person authorized by the state to practice medicine.
7.Coordinates with the family to maintain supplies, equipment, and medication necessary to implement skilled nursing care.
8.Maintains student medication and treatment records and documents the health status of students receiving care.
9.Protects student dignity when providing skilled nursing procedures.
10.Protects the student and family right to privacy concerning confidential health information.
11.Coordinates special nursing care with the school nurse and classroom teacher.
12.Monitors ongoing health status of students with disabilities and notifies school nurse and parents of health problems.
13.Prioritizes and initiates the nursing process in serious emergency situations that arise suddenly and threaten the life or welfare of a student. Observes and documents changes in the student condition and notifies parent.
14.Assists the school nurse in implementing the school health program.
15.Provides skilled nursing procedures within the standards of clinical nursing practice:◾Feeding: nasogastric feeding, gastrostomy feeding, nasogastric tube insertion, nasogastric tube removal, gastrostomy tube reinsertion, machine troubleshooting and maintenance for continuous pump feeding.
◾Catheterization: clean intermittent catheterization, sterile catheterization, crede, external catheter care, and care of indwelling catheter.
◾Medical Support Systems: ventricular peritoneal shunt, mechanical ventilator, phrenic nerve pacing, continuous and intermittent oxygen, medical machine troubleshooting and maintenance.
◾Medications: oral, injection, intravenous, epi-pen allergy kit, inhalation, topical, per nasogastric tube, per gastrostomy tube, per nebulizer, and special medication mixing procedures.
◾Ostomies: ostomy care, and ostomy irrigation.
◾Respiratory Assistance: postural drainage, percussion, pharyngeal and tracheotomy suctioning, tracheotomy tube replacement, tracheotomy care, peak flow meter, and manual bag resuscitation.
◾Screenings: monitors vital signs.
◾Specimen Testing: blood glucose.
◾Other Healthcare Procedures: seizure monitoring, soaks, dressings, position changes for skin pressure releases, and range of motion.
◾Development of Protocols: health care plans, treatment and emergency protocols with physician and school nurse consultation.

Physical/Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to communicate by oral and written means in an appropriate business manner and have cognitive skills to understand instructions, readily recall facts and details, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with qualified physical or mental disabilities.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, coworkers, and the public. Employees must also have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check.

It is a condition of employment that the selected applicant become a member of the Anchorage Council of Education, or pay a professional service fee.

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit www.dhs.gov/real-id-enforcement-brief for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: 45000 USD annual
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Other Information
Degree: Unspecified
Experience (year): 0
Job Location: Anchorage - Alaska - USA
Zipcode: 99504
Post Date: 08/25/2017
Contact Information
Company: Anchorage School District
Contact Name: Anchorage School District
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